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Red Bull Under Investigation

An FIA Technical Report released this morning ahead of todays German Grand Prix has accused Red Bull of being in breach of breach of Article 5.5.3 of the Technical regulations. FIA Technical Delegate Jo Bauer stated “having examinded the engine torque map of cars 1 and 2 it became apparent that the maximum torque output of both engines [...]

F1, Bribes and Bankers

Ex-BayernLB Banker Gerhard Gribkowsky was jailed for over eight years recently for taking £23 million from Bernie Ecclestone. Bernie said to the Presiding judge Peter Noll that he had paid Gribkowsky to try and avoid a very costly tax investigation. He denied that the money was a bribe, and said he is expecting to be [...]

Alonso breaks the cycle in Valencia

I’m not sure what’s more surprising about this season, Fernando Alonso being the first driver to take two victories, or that we had seven different winners in the first seven races. Remember back in Australia when McLaren had a car advantage that could be measured in geological time? What happened to that? Remember how pathetic [...]

Direct line to the pit lane?

There’s someone new in the Red Bull team. Some say he really does have wings, and that he was in charge of pit stops we wouldn’t have traffic lights but disco balls, all we know is he’s called the Red Bull Racing Spy. That’s assuming it’s even a ‘he’ of course… Enough of the Top [...]

A record breaking Monaco…

…but not what I’d call a classic. It was the closest finish in Monaco history and resulted in the sixth different driver of the year taking the laurels. However the racing wasn’t lap by lap tension, it seemed to a race driven by the pit wall strategists rather than the drivers giving us everything. Mark [...]

Spain makes five

I have watched Formula 1 religiously for nearly two decades now, and I cannot remember a season as mixed up or unpredictable as 2012. We have had five races this year, five different teams have supplied the winning car and five different drivers have stood on the top step of the podium. Three former world [...]

Bahrain gives us more questions than answers

Four races. Four winners. Four different teams. 2012 is nothing like the runaway dominance we had last year. Bahrain was the last of the early flyaway races, so where are we as the European season begins to dawn? Well, your guess is as good as mine. If you asked me to remake my full season [...]

China 2012 – The Modern Classic

This was a race that will be remembered. It had something for every fan, the first half was for the armchair tacticians working out degradation and pit stop strategy in their heads and the second half is for the fans of raw ontrack overtaking. Add in a first time winner and no ontrack controversy and [...]

The rain mixes things up in Malaysia

Just when most of us had written off Ferrari for the year, Fernando capitalises on the conditions and reminds us why many consider him the best single driver on the grid. The pace of the McLarens couldn’t handle the changeable conditions and the Red Bulls couldn’t come good so it was left for the the [...]

What Australia tells us

The long wait is over! We are back in the season of Formula 1. It’s a massive season this year, 20 races in total, the longest season ever. Jenson Button staked a firm claim to final glory at the opening race of the season today. However it’s far too early to be naming presumptive champions, [...]

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  • Drivers Championship 2013

    1 Kimi Raikkonen 25
    2 Fernando Alonso 18
    3 Sebastian Vettel 15
    4 Felipe Massa 12
    5 Lewis Hamilton 10
    6 Mark Webber 8
    7 Adrian Sutil 6
    8 Paul Di Resta 4
    9 Jenson Button 2
    10 Romain Grosjean 1

  • Constructors Championship 2013

    1 Ferrari 30
    2 Lotus 26
    3 Red Bull 23
    4 Mercedes 10
    5 Force India 10
    6 McLaren 2
    7 Toro Rosso 0
    8 Sauber 0
    9 Williams 0
    10 Marussia 0
    11 Caterham 0